Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN


April 11, 2014

Charger track teams set to make marks


Sophomore Carmen Zavala placed in four events Tuesday, including a relay. She runs sprints and placed second in the long jump.

Sophomore Jaelyn Matthews is slated to compete in the two-mile run and the high jump. Matthews placed third in the high jump Tuesday.

Freshman distance runner Haley Wesseler placed in the two-mile Tuesday. She also is slated to run the one-mile and the 4x800. Sophomore Baili Ewing, who won the long jump and was second in the 300-meter hurdles, looks to be a consistent scorer for North. She also competes in relays. Sophomore Laura Schwartz is slated for sprints. Rounding out the sophomore class is Kirstin Staggs, who will be an alternate in five events.

Five freshmen will be newcomers for the North girls. Rosetta Schwartz and Mackenzie Nobbe will contribute as alternates in relays, while Nobbe will serve as alternate in sprints. Nobbe placed fourth in the 400 dash Tuesday.

Rounding out the freshman class are Allison Byrd (400, 200, high jump; 100, 4x100 alternate) and Brook Moore (100 hurdles, long jump, 4x100, 4x400).

Taking over to lead the North boys in throws is sophomore Evan Wallpe, who won the shot put Tuesday and placed second in the discus. Junior Adam Kunkel also looks to contribute in throws.

Junior Eric Moorman started strong for the Chargers, winning the 800 run and taking second in the 1600. Moorman is also slated to contribute in the 4x800 and 4x400 relays. Junior Michael Metz is slated for mid-distance, the 4x800 and the 4x400 relays.

Gage Acton (one- and two-mile; 4x800) and Robert Adams (hurdles; 4x100 and 4x400) round out the sophomores.

North’s two freshman boys are Tristian Hanna (one- and two-mile; 4x800) and William Tackett (hurdles; 4x100, 4x400).

Contact Nick Gonnella at (812) 663-3111, x7003;

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